A man and a woman were charged with burglary Friday after it was discovered that they allegedly forged lease documents and lived in a vacant Uniondale house illegally, Nassau County police said.

The discovery came when the 53-year-old owner of the vacant Barry Place home arrived and found the pair—Dwayne Williams of Hempstead and Pamela Council of North Carolina, both 40 years old—living there, police said.

Investigators discovered that the pair had allegedly forged the lease documents and moved into the house without the owner’s permission, police said. Police also noted that a lock box was removed from the front door and the locks were changed.

They were arrested just before 10 a.m., police said.

Both Williams and Council were charged with burglary. Williams was also charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument. Council is also facing forgery charges.

The pair will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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